Kubuntu 6.10 killed my computer. Last night I got dragged off by an impulse to install the new Kubuntu realease. I downloaded the4 live-CD, burned it on the only empty CD I had lying around. This CD was a few years old. The first time I booted up using the CD I checked it for errors, and there were none. I started installing. When the progress dialogue got to 75% (building system locales) it froze up. I left it like that for about 90 minutes hoping against hope that it would sort itself out. Nothing else worked in the end but cutting the power off. This broke my computer, pretty much. Luckily for me I had an old Ubuntu CD on the shelf. Without that I would have had problems getting to my windows installation (on separate disk) since the (GRUB) broke when I interrupted the installation. After installing Ubuntu I checked the Kubuntu CD again and. This time there was a checksum error. I did not remove the CD from the drive between the first check and the attempted install, which can only mean it degraded while I was installing. Let this be a lesson to you all. Do NEVER use old cd's for stuff like this. EVER. There's also a question in all this. Is it possible that the problem was caused by something else than the CD breaking? Could there have been some sort of hardware incompatibility causing the install to go haywire? I had no problem booting up Kubuntu from the CD, and I've been using Kubuntu 6.06 without any problems for several months.